Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz QuadCore 8MB Cache Processor  £287 @ Amazon
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Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz QuadCore 8MB Cache Processor £287 @ Amazon

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Found 21st Sep 2017Edited by:"Ronkin"
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coffee lake october ... not much point ?
robodan91810 m ago

I got my i7 6700 non K for £200 in Feb 2016. Never understood why unlocked …I got my i7 6700 non K for £200 in Feb 2016. Never understood why unlocked K variant was worth the 50% extra. OC won't get you THAT much more power.


So because you don't understand, you think that it isn't worth it, understood.
Ev0lution44 m ago

Lol against a £287 i7 7700k? Really? Which Ryzen has better value and …Lol against a £287 i7 7700k? Really? Which Ryzen has better value and performance?


Depends on your usage. It's clear that the 7700k is better at performance right now for games and will most likely for the immediate future, but a quad core has nothing on an 8 core,16 thread in workload applications. I bought a intel for my previous rig but this time I got a ryzen, NEVER be a fan boy.

The reason intel is dropping in price is because they're afraid of AMD atm. If you like cheaper stuff, be objective and know that ryzen is better for certain applications.
Ev0lution1 h, 39 m ago

Lol against a £287 i7 7700k? Really? Which Ryzen has better value and …Lol against a £287 i7 7700k? Really? Which Ryzen has better value and performance?

Ryzen has a range of products I wasn't specific enough. Save yourself £100 get Ryzen 1600? You get a motherboard that's is going to be supported for years. Anyways I support competition not a Monopoly. This socket is dead next month, keep open mind no fan boying.

I7 7700K more than likely killed by 8th gen i5 6 core next month.
Edited by: "sasuke0" 21st Sep 2017
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I got my i7 6700 non K for £200 in Feb 2016. Never understood why unlocked K variant was worth the 50% extra. OC won't get you THAT much more power.
coffee lake october ... not much point ?
£8 cheaper with some unknown 3rd party according to your CCC chart
robodan91810 m ago

I got my i7 6700 non K for £200 in Feb 2016. Never understood why unlocked …I got my i7 6700 non K for £200 in Feb 2016. Never understood why unlocked K variant was worth the 50% extra. OC won't get you THAT much more power.


So because you don't understand, you think that it isn't worth it, understood.
This or ryzen
zwarder8 m ago

This or ryzen


8700k in about two weeks
Much better to buy direct from Amazon from £288.89 than a 3rd party seller for £287 or £279
robodan9181 h, 17 m ago

Never understood why unlocked K variant was worth the 50% extra. OC won't …Never understood why unlocked K variant was worth the 50% extra. OC won't get you THAT much more power.


They don't usually cost anywhere near 50% more though!
As for value for money at the top end; C'est la vie, welocme to capatlism.
Edited by: "Agharta" 21st Sep 2017
robodan9181 h, 25 m ago

I got my i7 6700 non K for £200 in Feb 2016. Never understood why unlocked …I got my i7 6700 non K for £200 in Feb 2016. Never understood why unlocked K variant was worth the 50% extra. OC won't get you THAT much more power.


6700k wasn't 50 percent extra though. Back then it was like £290 or so and 6700 average price was like £240. 6700 non K turbo on all four cores is 3.7Ghz. The whole point of the K being unlocked is to actually overclock it.

So on a 6700K you can usually OC them to at least 4.6ghz, which is 4.6ghz on all four cores. Which means it can be quite a lot faster than a non k 6700. That's a 25 percent clockspeed boost.
8th gen out in october
coerce861 m ago

8th gen out in october


Does that not require a new Motherboard ?
I wonder if they ever fixed this:
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Intel spokesman: We've offered you our greatest overclockable K-range CPU yet, but DONT GO OVERCLOCKING IT NOW!

EDIT: If you want to save money buy getting an earlier generation, buy a 6700k not a 7700k. Unless you don't want to overclock it... wait what?
Edited by: "LeftResponse" 21st Sep 2017
zwarder26 m ago

This or ryzen

Ryzen
RedRain3 m ago

Does that not require a new Motherboard ?


It does.
Klopek18 m ago

It does.

Thanks its annoying to the best i can upgrade to is a 7700k but due to the heat issues it would be the 6700k and thier is no way i am buying a new mobo
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robodan9182 h, 23 m ago

I got my i7 6700 non K for £200 in Feb 2016. Never understood why unlocked …I got my i7 6700 non K for £200 in Feb 2016. Never understood why unlocked K variant was worth the 50% extra. OC won't get you THAT much more power.



you are aware before you even overclock its already faster yeah?
base on 6700 is 3.4 and turbo 4.0 and on 6700k base is 4.0 and turbo 4.2
its not a massive difference but then that is without the overclock, on top of the already higher speed you can then choose to push it further if you wish.

but just by base you get 17% more speed and turbo 5% more with no overclocking.

an average overclock for the k chip is about 4.6 which would give you 18% over the non K at turbo.

my hat off to you for finding it at £200 in feb 2016 as the cheapest price recorded for that month is £275.
cheapest price near there was £250 in march.

shame you didn't share the deal on HUKD it would have set the site on fire at that price.
sasuke021st Sep 2017

Ryzen


Lol against a £287 i7 7700k? Really? Which Ryzen has better value and performance?
Syst3mzero43 m ago

you are aware before you even overclock its already faster yeah? base on …you are aware before you even overclock its already faster yeah? base on 6700 is 3.4 and turbo 4.0 and on 6700k base is 4.0 and turbo 4.2its not a massive difference but then that is without the overclock, on top of the already higher speed you can then choose to push it further if you wish.but just by base you get 17% more speed and turbo 5% more with no overclocking.an average overclock for the k chip is about 4.6 which would give you 18% over the non K at turbo.my hat off to you for finding it at £200 in feb 2016 as the cheapest price recorded for that month is £275.cheapest price near there was £250 in march.shame you didn't share the deal on HUKD it would have set the site on fire at that price.



Let's be honest though, this isn't 1980 where clock speed was the underlining factor that made a CPU faster. There are different factors now that can make a CPU "faster".

Which I'm assuming you are aware of.

Just because it has a higher clock-speed does not neccesarily mean a faster CPU.
Ev0lution44 m ago

Lol against a £287 i7 7700k? Really? Which Ryzen has better value and …Lol against a £287 i7 7700k? Really? Which Ryzen has better value and performance?


Depends on your usage. It's clear that the 7700k is better at performance right now for games and will most likely for the immediate future, but a quad core has nothing on an 8 core,16 thread in workload applications. I bought a intel for my previous rig but this time I got a ryzen, NEVER be a fan boy.

The reason intel is dropping in price is because they're afraid of AMD atm. If you like cheaper stuff, be objective and know that ryzen is better for certain applications.
M0nk3h1 h, 1 m ago

Let's be honest though, this isn't 1980 where clock speed was the …Let's be honest though, this isn't 1980 where clock speed was the underlining factor that made a CPU faster. There are different factors now that can make a CPU "faster".Which I'm assuming you are aware of.Just because it has a higher clock-speed does not neccesarily mean a faster CPU.


sorry are you drunk or high?

you do know I was replying to someone comparing a 6700k to a 6700 non k, they are identical other than clock speed and the fact the k version is unlocked so there are absolutely no differences other than clock speed, do you think that somehow an identical chip that's locked to a lower speed is somehow going to be faster?

sorry you just blew my mind, you took the time to try and correct me without bothering to pay any attention to what I said.
Ev0lution1 h, 39 m ago

Lol against a £287 i7 7700k? Really? Which Ryzen has better value and …Lol against a £287 i7 7700k? Really? Which Ryzen has better value and performance?

Ryzen has a range of products I wasn't specific enough. Save yourself £100 get Ryzen 1600? You get a motherboard that's is going to be supported for years. Anyways I support competition not a Monopoly. This socket is dead next month, keep open mind no fan boying.

I7 7700K more than likely killed by 8th gen i5 6 core next month.
Edited by: "sasuke0" 21st Sep 2017
RedRain2 h, 55 m ago

Does that not require a new Motherboard ?


potentially, it'll fit the socket but it's not compatible
Syst3mzero17 m ago

sorry are you drunk or high?you do know I was replying to someone …sorry are you drunk or high?you do know I was replying to someone comparing a 6700k to a 6700 non k, they are identical other than clock speed and the fact the k version is unlocked so there are absolutely no differences other than clock speed, do you think that somehow an identical chip that's locked to a lower speed is somehow going to be faster?sorry you just blew my mind, you took the time to try and correct me without bothering to pay any attention to what I said.



I do indeed know that point, and no I'm not drunk.

Maybe my point came off a little... different than I intended.

I wasn't stating specifically that the CPUs you mention, were at all faster than each other - k or non-k.

A point you make was:

"you are aware before you even overclock its already faster yeah? "

Faster, on paper, yes. Any significant difference, no, which you also state.
Edited by: "M0nk3h" 21st Sep 2017
jenovat1 h, 47 m ago

Depends on your usage. It's clear that the 7700k is better at performance …Depends on your usage. It's clear that the 7700k is better at performance right now for games and will most likely for the immediate future, but a quad core has nothing on an 8 core,16 thread in workload applications. I bought a intel for my previous rig but this time I got a ryzen, NEVER be a fan boy. The reason intel is dropping in price is because they're afraid of AMD atm. If you like cheaper stuff, be objective and know that ryzen is better for certain applications.



Never be a fan boy! totally agree, in the last 6 years I have switched gfx card manufacturers twice and cpu manufacturers once, I go where the price, performance, and requirements take me. fan boys pay more and get less.

honestly glad I don't need an upgrade at the mo though as I think what you are saying is pretty much spot on... its not a clear cut race at the mo and it depends on your needs, I was lucky enough to do my last processor upgrade at a time when intel had the goods and AMD didn't so I didn't need to worry about which way to go
When 7th gen was released, 6th gen prices didnt really change much but then 6-7 wasnt really much of an upgrade, 8th is, so intel will either inflate the price and leave 7th gen as is (and lose sales to ryzen in the process) or put 8th at a similar price to 7 and then lower 7.
roguesspam1 h, 55 m ago

When 7th gen was released, 6th gen prices didnt really change much but …When 7th gen was released, 6th gen prices didnt really change much but then 6-7 wasnt really much of an upgrade, 8th is, so intel will either inflate the price and leave 7th gen as is (and lose sales to ryzen in the process) or put 8th at a similar price to 7 and then lower 7.


Then again, the 7700K is going to be the best upgrade available to owners of Z170 and Z270 boards without replacing their motherboard. Intel won't need to lower their 7700K prices as there will still be significant demand.

Just look at the prices of the 2600K and 3770K even today.

Either way, it's difficult to imagine a scenario where someone desperately needs a 7700K today. Let's see what happens in a couple of weeks.
zwarder8 h, 41 m ago

This or ryzen



If just for gaming, this.
If you're a streamer, or use other software than can benefit from all the Ryzen cores, then Ryzen.
I'm dreading my mobo dying as my CPU is 4th gen 4790k.

Was a nightmare finding a mobo for my i5 750 processor before I bought my current one a few years ago.
Was looking at this yesterday very tempting

Not bothered about the new chipset due shortly

Never read one bad review for this (apart from it runs a little hot but I wont be gaming so that is not a problem)

Beast of a chip
gap3019 m ago

Was looking at this yesterday very temptingNot bothered about the new …Was looking at this yesterday very temptingNot bothered about the new chipset due shortlyNever read one bad review for this (apart from it runs a little hot but I wont be gaming so that is not a problem)Beast of a chip


If you just want the fastest chip, without overclocking then it's not a bad price. As others have said, there is a reason for this and I would personallywait until the new series is released.

Just make sure you buy whatever liquid cooling block is good at the moment (I have the corsair H115). Even though you're not overclocking, still take the precaution. That announcement was released back in May, so to counter this they would need to release an update to throttle them at high temperatures. All the more reason to keep them cool with something more than an air cooler.

I don't actually have this chip (nor would I buy it), but there were alot (and I mean ALOT) of Intel updates around that time. I remember them distinctly because even though I have a 6700k, my overclock became unstable after installing some of them and I had to adjust the voltages again (might of been a coincidence). I wouldn't of thought they would affect my chip at all, but who knows.
Edited by: "LeftResponse" 22nd Sep 2017
Don't forget to use high quality mayo when overclocking (not recommended - Intel) your CPU. Intel use low-grade:

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Get yourself a Ryzen 5 1600, spend the extra £100 you've saved on your next GPU (that's the difference between a (1070-1080-1080Ti / Vega 56-64). If you're gaming that'll give you a much greater benefit.
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 22nd Sep 2017
The_Hoff1 h, 26 m ago

Don't forget to use high quality mayo when overclocking (not recommended - …Don't forget to use high quality mayo when overclocking (not recommended - Intel) trying to cool your CPU:[Image] Get yourself a Ryzen 5 1600, spend the extra £100 you've saved on your next GPU (that's the difference between a (1070-1080-1080Ti / Vega 56-64). If you're gaming that'll give you a much greater benefit.


If only Ryzen's were around when I bought my 6700k, the saving I made could of paid for my mayo too!
Well that esculated quickly!
LeftResponse1 h, 3 m ago

Well that esculated quickly!



they so often do, armchair warriors are always entertaining
i7 7740X is worth considering although motherboard will be more expensive
Syst3mzero21st Sep

you are aware before you even overclock its already faster yeah? base on …you are aware before you even overclock its already faster yeah? base on 6700 is 3.4 and turbo 4.0 and on 6700k base is 4.0 and turbo 4.2its not a massive difference but then that is without the overclock, on top of the already higher speed you can then choose to push it further if you wish.but just by base you get 17% more speed and turbo 5% more with no overclocking.an average overclock for the k chip is about 4.6 which would give you 18% over the non K at turbo.my hat off to you for finding it at £200 in feb 2016 as the cheapest price recorded for that month is £275.cheapest price near there was £250 in march.shame you didn't share the deal on HUKD it would have set the site on fire at that price.


ebay seller for brand new tray item
not gonna set hukd on fire with that one
buy retail /high street - pay more :P
I've been looking to get a 7700 the same way, but that seller no longer has stock on ebay - probably because of returns, 10% seller fees, and paypal fees
If I come across any good cpu deals on the 8000 series I'll be sure to post
ritchiedrama21st Sep

So because you don't understand, you think that it isn't worth it, …So because you don't understand, you think that it isn't worth it, understood.


yep
zwarder22nd Sep

i7 7740X is worth considering although motherboard will be more expensive

Not worth considering at all. 8th gen probably a better bet
Gonna bite. Any suggestions for a motherboard?
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